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Rainbow Lorikeet Paralysis Syndrome

Photo credit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_lorikeet#/media/File:Rainbow_Lorikeet_(Trichoglossus_moluccanus)_at_Adelaide_Airport_1.jpg

The University of Sydney has launched a citizen science project to help solve the cause of Rainbow Lorikeet paralysis. Toowoomba and the Darling Downs is in the region where this disease is occurring.

Lorikeet Paralysis Syndrome is a disease that occurs in wild Rainbow lorikeets in southern Queensland and northern New South Wales. It causes the birds to become paralysed and unable to fly, which can ultimately result in death for many of them.

The cause is unknown but it looks like it may be a food source. The University of Sydney is looking for people to assist them in finding the cause.

If you live in the area below all you have to do is report what food sources you see Rainbow lorikeets feeding on, using iNaturalist.

Please help if you can and for more information see the project page here.

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